Monthly Archives: February 2017

Georgia Fatherhood Program

In a previous article we discussed that a possible way to get your license reinstated after a failure to pay child support is the Georgia Fatherhood Program. A parent can participate in this program in order to get his or her license reinstated after having failed to pay ordered child support.  However, the program is […]

When Was I Married?

In a previous article we explored Obergefell v. Hodges and same-sex marriage in Georgia. Here the Court ruled that the State of Georgia and all other U.S. states must recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when the marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state. The decision also requires the State of […]

Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

Domestic relations cases involving children can become complicated and contentious. Parents may have differing views on how their child is to be raised and both may want to have child custody. Issues may also arise during related proceedings that factor into the decision a parent may make regarding the children. For instance, if the case […]

How Do I Collect Back Child Support?

Obtaining a child support order can often be time consuming and costly. When a child support order is eventually put in place, it is often a relief to the parent ordered to receive such payment.  Therefore, it can be extremely frustrating when a parent is due child support payment and that payment does not arrive […]

Can My Ex Be Awarded My Inheritance in our Divorce?

One of the main sources of stress during a divorce is the division of assets. Georgia is an equitable distribution state, so courts are not required to divide marital property or debts in an equal monetary amount. Instead, the law allows the judge the discretion to distribute property between the parties in a manner that […]

License Suspension Release Options

If you are responsible for child support payments that are overdue, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) can suspend your driver’s license. Having your driver’s license suspended can be a great inconvenience to everyday life. It may make traveling to work, visiting your children, and making other appointments more difficult. However, there are release […]

Help! My License was Suspending for Failure to Pay Child Support

If you are overdue on your child support payments, not only will you be liable for the amount due, but under Georgia law, your driver’s license may also be suspended. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) has the technological capability to link with the Georgia State Department of Human Services (DHS). As a result, […]

Can My Ex Be Ordered to Help Pay College Expenses?

Hearing that your child has been accepted into college is a proud parental moment. You see the hard work that he or she put into an education pay off. As happy as this  moment can be, you may also feel some stress surrounding how a college education will be paid for.

In a recent study the […]

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